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Glen Dhu Road, Kilsyth

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published October 9th 2021
Does the Blue Lizard have a blue tongue?
I knew this was going to be an interesting walk as three rainbow lorikeets landed in the tree next to my parking spot.

rainbow lorikeet feeding
Rainbow lorikeets.

This 800-metre road travels in an 'L' shape between Hawthory and Mt. Dandenong Roads.

Glen Dhu Road.
Glen Dhu Road.

Red attracts the eye and the many bottlebrushes and grevilleas did just that, both in gardens and as street trees.

grevillea & bottlebrush.
Red is an eye catching colour.

Azaleas seem to be at their peak colour wise and enhanced many a garden. A Chinese lantern bush and patch of nasturtiums added to the colourful enjoyment of this walk.

Azaleas are also eye catching.

Chinese lanterns & nasturtiums.
Chinese lanterns & nasturtiums.

Of more subtle colourings were a small-flowered rockrose and fairy fan flower, both making nice low growing ground covers. Several lilac bushes were in full flower as were several lavender bushes.

Fairy fan flower & rockrose.
Fairy fan flower & rockrose.

Lilac & lavender.
Lilac & lavender.

Several crows were about, revealing their presence by their raucous crow calls.

Crows can be interesting to watch.

Spring brings out a great range of flowers. A patch of Lady Banks rose was attractive as was an Indian hawthorn plant. Two different colours of clivia plants in the same garden made a nice contrast.

Lady Banks rose & Indian hawthorn.
Lady Banks rose & Indian hawthorn bush.

Two shades of clivia.

A single stem of a red rose stood tall in one garden looking very photogenic against a mute background.

red rose
Single specimens have a beauty of their own.

This was a street of many garden ornaments, with one garden having numerous. A blue lizard, a scarf-wearing cocky, a blue-eyed cat and a little ducky was just four of many in the aforementioned garden.

garden ornaments.
Ornaments are a many splendid sight.

A garden lamp, a bright red mailbox and a tiger sitting on a fence post were other interesting garden displays.

Lamp, post box and tiger.
Some of the things you will see.

Colourful flowers continued to appear in the shape of a bird of paradise and a yellow flag flower. A lilac tree and a coral bells plant added to the floral bonanza of this road.

Bird of paradise & yellow flag.
Bird of paradise & yellow flag.

Lilac & coralbells.
Lilac & coralbells.

Part way along the O'Shannassy Pipe trail crosses Glen Dhu Road It is a popular walking path for man, woman and beast. I was surprised, and pleased, to see a horse on this walk.

O'Shannassy pipeline trail.
Both side of the trail as it passes over Glen Dhu Road.

Apart from the aforementioned horse, many other forms of transport were seen. Leg power, pedal power and a battery-powered wheelchair.

Solo walker.

Busy road.
Can be busy.

Walker, bikes and electric wheelchair.
Many forms of transport.

Two other forms of transport were in gardens, a penny-farthing bicycle and a wheelbarrow.

Penny farthing & wheel barrow.
Two more sedate forms of transport.

Another form of escape was a group of jasmine cascading over a high wooden fence.

Escaping jasmine.
You can't escape the scent.

Wisteria was in full bloom with its multitude of hanging wines. Many lilies were around, many planted in shady areas which makes their white petals stand out.


Many newly established garden beds were starting to fill out flower wise including one built into the mailbox. Many daisies were flowing including the colourful gazania.

Garden beds.
An establishing garden bed and one that has arrived.

Daisies & gazania.
Daisies & gazania.

A spotted dove and a magpie were caught sitting on overhead wires, while a couple of noisy miners preferred a tree and a fence.

spotted dove & magpie.
Spotted dove and magpie.

noisy miners
Noisy miners will perch anywhere.

It's a well-established area and several picket fences were host to overgrown bushes, shrubs and trees.

picket fence
Picket fences and overgrown garden have a beauty..

Spring is an ideal time for a street walk if admiring flowers is your forte.

Street sign
It is a floral bonanza.

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Why? It's a floral bonanza.
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Where: Glen Dhu Road, Kilsyth. Melway map: 51. E.4.
Cost: Free
Your Comment
If your walks have shown nothing else Neil, it is how much people display their individuality in their houses and gardens.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9187) 4 days ago
Once again you have shown us the colourful flowers to be seen at this time of year . Lovely !.
by junea (score: 2|160) 5 days ago
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